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Listservs allow groups to disseminate information quickly to a wide audience. Participants, called subscribers, receive messages from the group through email. While a listserv can provide a useful forum for sharing about teaching, technology and a range of topics, it can also become problematic if subscribers abuse the list. Generally, forwarded messages, jokes, and items not relevant to the stated focus of the list should not be sent. Attachments should be sent only if they contribute to the purpose of the list. 

To establish a listserv for your group, contact the ITS Customer Support Center at 753-8100. For information on subscribing to a list visit the ITS website here

Lists Supported or Promoted by FDIDC for NIU users only:

List Name:
  New Faculty Virtual Forum
Short Name:
  newfac
Purpose:
  General information for new faculty only
Subscribe to Address/URL:
  Closed list. Names added by moderator.
Participation Address:
  newfac@lists.niu.edu
List Name:
  NIU Mac users
Short Name:
  niumacusers
Purpose:
  NIU Mac users
Subscribe to Address/URL:
  http://essmail.ess.niu.edu/mailman/listinfo/niumacusers
Participation Address:
  niumacusers@lists.niu.edu
List Name:
  NIU Online
Short Name:
  niuonline
Purpose:
  Faculty using online technologies for instruction
Subscribe to Address/URL:
  http://essmail.ess.niu.edu/mailman/listinfo/niuonline
Participation Address:
  niuonline@lists.niu.edu

Last Updated: 7/25/2014